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Entry requirements

Entrants to the UCL LLM must have 'a good 2.1 with evidence of 1st class ability' (or equivalent in other jurisdictions), and must provide evidence in their application of motivation, reasoning and analytical ability and communication skills. 'A good 2.1' shall normally mean an average of at least 65% (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) across all years of study, and ‘evidence of 1st class ability' shall normally mean at least one 1st class mark (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) over the entire degree. We may be willing to consider applicants who are close to, but do not meet these quantitative criteria, where space on the programme allows. Such applicants must demonstrate that they excel in motivation, analytical and reasoning ability and communication skills. This needs to be demonstrated across the personal statement and the written work.

Graduates whose first degree is not in law will be considered for admission if they have an average of 65% across all years of undergraduate study, plus an average of at least 65% plus at least one mark over 70% in the Graduate Diploma in Law recognised by UK professional bodies (achieved or in progress). In exceptional circumstances, graduates without a qualifying law degree but with substantial relevant work experience will also be considered.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Special. Further details are available on the UCL Laws website.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal opportunity for you to acquire or develop your expertise in specialist legal subject areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching. An LLM is an excellent way for you to advance a career in law.

UCL is one of the world's top universities, as recognised in national and international rankings. Located in the heart of London, a global legal capital, we attract a diverse, international body of students and staff. As an LLM student, you are granted access to the renowned Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, which has its own extensive library.

UCL Laws has a remarkable teaching and research community. We are deeply committed to the quality and relevance of our graduate education. You will be taught by internationally renowned academics, at the cutting edge of their fields, and leading legal practitioners from major City firms.

We pride ourselves on the collaborative and welcoming atmosphere of UCL Laws, and our community of students, teachers, researchers and alumni will help foster your potential during your time with us and throughout your career.

In March 2018, Bentham House, the home of UCL Laws, was re-opened, following a major three-year redevelopment. The Grade II listed building has been significantly expanded and updated with new teaching and event spaces. A bright and modern five-story glass atrium at the very heart of the building hosts a café and social space for all of the UCL Laws community to come together.

You can choose from an array of activities both within the Faculty and in the wider UCL community – some of which add greatly to your legal education, some of which are just about having a good time. For more information on life at UCL Laws please see our website here.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme is a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, research exercises and guided self-study and research. Each module has a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) page containing a syllabus, learning materials, reading lists and assessment information. Your taught modules may be assessed through unseen examinations, coursework essays, oral presentations or a combination of assessment formats, usually undertaken in term three. You will complete the research component at the end of the programme.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3108 8430